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posted Oct 21, 2015, 5:06 PM by Sophia Webmaster

We had a very moving event last night in Milwaukee, organized by the Old Law Parole workgroup.  There were lots of highlights:  we had a lot of family members and loved ones of people in prison with us; we heard excerpts from some amazing letters from prisoners; we had an inspiring Call to Action from Rev. Brisco. 

It was a very prayerful evening, and despite the fact that we are dealing with what can be a discouraging and frustrating issue, there was a great sense of hope born of solidarity.  Please take a moment to see some pictures from the event, to read more about it, and if you have not gotten a hard copy of the new book that this group put together, you can see that, too.  You can find it all here:  http://prayforjusticeinwi.org/its-time-to-fix-our-broken-parole-system/

Three big events are coming up very soon: 
     * The Solitary Confinement cell is going to Beloit.  It will be at Beloit College, starting this coming weekend.  There will be a forum on Thursday evening.
     * MICAH will have its Public Meeting this coming Thursday (the 29th).  They will be at Tabernacle Baptist Church, at 6:00 pm.  They are expecting 500 or more people.
     * The next day (October 30), CUSH is expecting 75 community members for a "community conversation" on criminal justice, which will explore the connections between health, equity, and the criminal justice system.  They are following that event with a November leadership training for all who want to be involved in being part of the change.

And be sure to mark your calendar for the launch of our new ROC Wisconsin Campaign on November 3 in Madison.

There is more than that going on, but this is probably enough information for one day.

Keep up the great work!  We are making a difference.